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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What practice does Chesterton say that Christ started by his teachings?
(a) All of these.
(b) Subservience to an all powerful God.
(c) The exaltation of childhood.
(d) The mixing of religion and revolution.
2. What does Chesterton say started to infect Rome and weaken her moral standing?
(b) Desire for wealth.
(c) Sensuality from Greece.
(d) The worship of demons.
3. Which of the following is a trait Chesterton cites as being unique to Christianity?
(a) It's ability to rise again throughout the ages.
(c) Direct contact with an all powerful deity.
(d) Political power.
4. Which of the following does Chesterton say is a crucial element of the Christmas story?
(a) The presence of the enemy.
(b) None of these.
(c) The absence of authority.
(d) The stoic presence and faith of the father.
5. Which of the following does Chesterton say Christendom brought to the world?
6. Which of the following does Chesterton say was unheard of prior to Christendom?
(b) None of these answers.
(c) A holy land.
(d) Church militants.
7. What does Chesterton make a point of making clear about the manger where Christ was born?
(a) That it was a link to agrarian roots.
(b) None of these.
(c) That it was also a cave.
(d) That the connection with animals is central.
8. Which of the following does Chesterton find striking about the story and teachings of Jesus?
(a) The intuitiveness.
(b) All of these.
(c) The order in which they come.
(d) The suggestion that he has not really come to teach.
9. To the Romans, who were used to hearing about so many different sects and religions, what does Chesterton say was different when they heard about Christ?
(a) The way in which it was said.
(b) In their souls they knew it was true.
(c) There was no hope left.
(d) They were ready for violence.
10. What does Chesterton argue is the case of Asian religions and Islam?
(a) They leave out fundamental ideals.
(b) They will fade out naturally.
(c) They are too far removed from politics.
(d) They are too removed from ethics.
11. According to Chesterton, what was Rome?
(a) The pinnacle of man's ability on earth without God.
(b) A lone beacon in an age of darkness.
(c) Necessary for the arrival of Christ.
(d) The end of paganism.
12. What kind of paganism does Chesterton say they practiced in Rome?
(a) The kind that is more human than godly.
(b) The best kind.
(c) The worst kind.
(d) The forgotten kind.
13. What great paradox rests at the heart of Christianity?
(a) God had to die to influence the world.
(b) On earth, God was subject to the power of humans.
(c) God asks for faith when he could universally create it.
(d) The concept of an all powerful God being as helpless as an infant.
14. What does Chesterton call the death of Jesus?
(a) The objective of his mission.
(b) The act of greatest consequence.
15. Which of the following is a statement Chesterton makes about early Christianity?
(a) Its rise could have been predicted.
(b) It had every psychological disadvantage for success.
(c) That it evolved naturally out of an empire in decay.
(d) It flourished because of the times.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Chesterton say of the doctrine of the Pentecost?
2. Chesterton called the Church the mortal enemy of what movement?
3. To what does Chesterton compare early Christianity?
4. What does Chesterton say God provided in the story of Jesus Christ?
5. What does Chesterton call Islam?
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